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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best...
Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Panoramic and Spectacular Views! A site you must see!

A must see if you're coming to Athens. With an uninterrupted panoramic view, it is even higher than the Acropolis which you can see from a different view point. You get lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A must see if you're coming to Athens. With an uninterrupted panoramic view, it is even higher than the Acropolis which you can see from a different view point. You get lovely views of this sprawling city. I didn't realize how large it is until I saw the view from above. We walked from near Syntagma Square to the bottom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Be ready to walk, but it is worth it. It was very clear, but so windy and a little cold. We had coffee and enjoyed the view. The small church was inspirational. We were with a friend who lived in Athens so he explained what we were seeing. Great view. My pictures are awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

For the best views of the city. Pleasant walk up through trees, 20mins. Different walk down. Restaurant available at top. Long distance views if all the sites you have visited. 2wanderers.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

you get tired till you get up, but it deserves it all. From there you can see where Athens city starts and where it ends. There is a small church making the place beautiful and 2 coffee shops. The best coffee i had in my life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This place is a must if you want to see just how big this immense city is. You get a panoramic view from the top. Access is easy with a small train to take you up or you can walk up . There is a café at the top to sit and enjoy the view and a small Greek church.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you are in relatively decent health then I would suggest walking both up and down as there are lots of lovely little paths that wind their way through the vegetation on the hillside, opening up on occasion to give you brief glimpses of what to expect in terms of views from the summit. There's a little bar/restaurant at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

What an experience!!!! Our taxi driver was so fun and interesting. He drove us up as far as he could then we took the cable car to the top. What a sight to see....360 degrees of Athens. It is so very pretty. Had a nice lunch there. Be sure to put this on your bucket list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We walked up from the northern side to avoid to sun (and it was closer to our hotel). Wonderful view after climbing the stairs between the houses and then walking along the road and path. Taxis come up from this side and then there is quite short but steep climb up. Found wild tortoise and the church on top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

It took me an hour and fifteen minutes from Syntagma Square and back. And I did it at 7 in the morning. It is beautiful to watch the early morning sun over Athens and there are few visitors. However the cafe is not open at that hour. If you are staying nearby and are looking for a modest morning workout,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I travelled quite a few times to Athens but this was the first time to visit Lycabettus. The view is spectacular. There are many things to see in Athens but do make time for this one. Take the taxi up the hill as is much easier and walk down the hill if you wish on the way back.

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Staying in Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.